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The Aliens Are Coming (1980)

TV Movie  |   |  Horror, Sci-Fi  |  2 March 1980 (USA)
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An alien mother ship hovering in Earth's atmosphere is the base for an attempted alien invasion of Earth.

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Tom Mason ...
Dr. Scott Dryden
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Leonard Nero
Melinda O. Fee ...
Gwendolyn O'Brien (as Melinda Fee)
Fawne Harriman ...
Joyce Cummings
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Timmy Garner (as Matthew Laborteaux)
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Harve Nelson
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Sue Garner
John Milford ...
Eldon Gates
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Russ Garner
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Chuck Polcheck
Hank Brandt ...
Lt. Col. John Sebastian
Laurence Haddon ...
Bert Fowler
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Patrolman Ashley
Curtis Credel ...
Frank Foley
Richard Lockmiller ...
Patrolman Strong
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An alien mother ship hovering in Earth's atmosphere is the base for an attempted alien invasion of Earth.

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Was meant to be pilot for a TV series never released and thus has unusual plot-holes. See more »

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TV sci-fi nostalgia for many...
3 August 2011 | by (the Doomed Megalopolis of Blasphemous Technoids) – See all my reviews

From obscure TV-history comes producer Quinn Martin's unearthed swansong, which feels like a pilot-movie along the sci-fi veins of his '60s hit series "The Invaders" (at the end a threatening voice-over promises that "The nightmare is just beginning!"). Unfortunately, the aliens that land in Nevada and their non-benign planetary activities lasted only 90 minutes. Enough time for them to try and steal our hydro-electric energy by inhabiting the bodies of human workers and further manipulate things through mind-control. Lacking excitement and with leading man Tom Mason acting impossibly witty, we are left with some cheesy FX - oh, those fierce green glowing eyes! - and spotting a young Ed Harris in the opening sequence.


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